Join the Library

The University of Tasmania Library offers alumni members Library borrower membership free of charge.

To join:

Complete the online application form (PDF 635KB) ensuring that you:

  • Read the Library Rules attached
  • Print and sign your completed application form
  • Bring your completed application form and your Alumni Services Card to any UTAS Library, or email scanned copies to Loans@lib.utas.edu.au
    Note: If you don't have an Alumni Services Card please contact the Alumni Office mail to : Alumni.Office@utas.edu.au
  • When you are registering we will set you up with a Library PIN so that you can request and manage your loans
  • Cost: No fee charged

Alumni Borrowers can:

Alumni Borrowers can't:

  • Borrow 2 hour and 24 hour Reserve items
  • Access Document Delivery Service, Bonus + or the Flexible Library Service
  • Access the internet and printing through the UTAS network

How many books can I borrow?   

No. of items  Loan period Renewals 
25 28 days  3

Conditions

By registering and signing your Borrower card you:

  • Accept the conditions described in Rule 101 Library Rules (PDF 47KB) and Ordinances (PDF 22.7KB)
  • Accept responsibility for any costs for replacing or repairing library items lost or damaged by you
  • Agree to advise us if you change your address
  • Agree to advise us of any change in circumstances to those that allowed your membership


Further information on borrowing

University of Tasmania Library offers Corporate Borrower membership to organisations and companies.

To Join

  • Please contact Wendy Hoyle, Associate Director, Library Services. Email:  Wendy.Hoyle@utas.edu.au ph: 03 6324 3551
  • Cost: $220 per calendar year, $110 per half year
  • Up to 3 borrower cards are issued for use by individuals in the name of the organisation or company

Corporate Borrowers can:

Corporate Borrowers can't:

  • Access electronic resources off campus
  • Borrow 2 hour and 24 hour Reserve items
  • Access Document Delivery Service, Bonus + or the Flexible Library Service
  • Access the internet and printing through the University of Tasmania network

How many books can I borrow?

No. of items per borrower card Loan period Renewals 
25 items 28 days  3

Conditions

By registering and signing your Borrower card you:

  • Accept the conditions described in Rule 101 Library Rules (PDF 47KB) and Ordinances (PDF 22.7KB)
  • Accept responsibility for any costs for replacing or repairing library items lost or damaged by you
  • Agree to advise us if you change your address
  • Agree to advise us of any change in circumstances to those that allowed your membership


Further information on borrowing

Public use of the University of Tasmania Library

  • Members of the public are welcome to visit our libraries during opening hours
  • You are welcome to view our print resources within the Library
  • Some electronic resources are accessible when visiting the Library in person
  • All libraries offer photocopying and scanning facilities are available in some libraries
  • If you would like to borrow you can join as a General Public Borrower

To Join

Complete the online application form (PDF 635KB) ensuring that you:

  • Read the Library Rules attached
  • Print and sign your completed application form
  • Bring the application form to any University of Tasmania Library
  • Bring supporting documentation -  Photo ID & evidence of your current address
  • Cost: $93.50 full year, $49.50 half year

General Public Borrowers can:

General Public Borrowers can't:

  • Access electronic resources off campus
  • Borrow 2 hour and 24 hour Reserve items
  • Access Document Delivery Service, Bonus + or the Flexible Library Service
  • Access the internet and printing through the University of Tasmania network

How many books can I borrow?

No. of items  Loan period Renewals 
25 28 days  3

Conditions

By registering and signing your Borrower card you:

  • Accept the conditions described in Rule 101 Library Rules (PDF 47KB) and Ordinances (PDF 22.7KB)
  • Accept responsibility for any costs for replacing or repairing library items lost or damaged by you
  • Agree to advise us if you change your address
  • Agree to advise us of any change in circumstances to those that allowed your membership


Further information on borrowing

The University of Tasmania Library offers Staff of the Royal Hobart Hospital Library Borrower membership.

To Join

Complete the online application form (PDF 635KB) ensuring that you:

  • Read the Library Rules attached
  • Print and sign your completed form
  • Bring the application form to any UTAS Library
  • Bring supporting documentation - Photo ID & evidence of current address and proof of current employment with RHH
  • Cost: No fee charged

Royal Hobart Hospital Staff Borrowers can:

  • Request items and borrow from any UTAS Library
  • Request a scan of a chapter, extract or article from a print item
  • Access some electronic resources when visiting the Library in person
  • Obtain a reusable photocopy card at the desk, scanning is available in some libraries
  • Get help from UTAS Library staff

Royal Hobart Hospital Staff Borrowers can't:

  • Access electronic resources off campus
  • Access Document Delivery Service, Bonus + or the Flexible Library Service
  • Access the internet and printing through the University of Tasmania network

How many books can I borrow?

Low Demand Items  (General Collection)  

No. of items  Loan periodRenewals 
2528 days3

High Demand Items 

Item Category Number of ItemsNumber of Renewals 
Reserve - 2 hr2 1
Reserve - 24 hr2 1

Conditions

By registering and signing your Borrower card you:

  • Accept the conditions described in Rule 101 Library Rules (PDF 47KB) and Ordinances (PDF 22.7KB)
  • Accept responsibility for any costs for replacing or repairing library items lost or damaged by you
  • Agree to advise us if you change your address
  • Agree to advise us of any change in circumstances to those that allowed your membership


Further borrowing information

Step Up is a University of Tasmania Library program for Tasmanian Year 11 and 12 students.  The Step Up program provides an introduction for school students to the University environment and is offered in partnership with Tasmanian Schools.

Note: If you are a Year 11/12 student who is already enrolled in the UTAS College Program, then you will already have access to the UTAS Library and therefore do not need to sign up for the Step Up Program.


To join

Students and Staff affiliated with a partner school are welcome to join as a Step Up Borrower for free.

Complete the application form (PDF 635KB) ensuring that you:

  • Provide your school email address (not hotmail, gmail, yahoo etc)
  • Nominate a four digit Library PIN
  • Read the Library Rules attached
  • Print and sign your completed form, and have it authorised by your School Librarian
  • Your School Librarian will scan and email your application to the UTAS Library
  • Cost: No fee charged

Note to School Librarians:  Please email group or multiple registrations 5 working days in advance of students coming to use the Library.

Step Up Borrowers can:

  • Request items to borrow from any UTAS Library
  • Use current School ID card to borrow items from any UTAS Library
  • Request a scan of a chapter, extract or article from a print item
  • Access some electronic resources when visiting the Library in person
  • Access an online  Subject Guide
  • Obtain a reusable photocopy card at the desk, scanning is available in some libraries
  • Get help from UTAS Library staff

Step Up Borrowers can't:

  • Access electronic resources off campus
  • Borrow 2 hour and 24 hour Reserve items
  • Access Document Delivery Service, Bonus + or the Flexible Library Service
  • Access the internet and printing through the UTAS network

How many books can I borrow?

No. of items Loan period Renewals
25 28 days  3

Conditions

By registering and signing your application form you:

  • Accept the conditions described in Rule 101 Library Rules (PDF 47KB) and Ordinances (PDF 22.7KB)
  • Accept responsibility for costs for replacing or repairing library items lost or damaged by you
  • Agree to advise us if you change your address
  • Agree to advise us of any change in circumstances to those that allowed your membership

Further information on borrowing

Information for School Librarians

For more information on Step Up borrowing and Library tours please contact:

Southern Schools
North and North West Schools

Kay Hughes
Senior Client Service Officer
Ph: 6226 2227

Email: Loans@lib.utas.edu.au

Prue Senior
Senior Client Service Officer
Ph: 6324 3276

Email: Loans.Ltn@lib.utas.edu.au

Free University of Tasmania Library borrower membership is available to current staff and students from universities who participate in the following reciprocal borrowing program

List of participating universities

Note:  Students of Universities not participating in  ULANZ are welcome to join as a member of the General Public at a cost of $93.50 per year e.g. Open University

Members within Tasmania of - University of the Third Age (U3A) are welcome to join at a reduced cost of $49.50 per year

To Join

Complete the online application form (PDF 635KB) ensuring that you:

  • Read the Library Rules attached
  • Print and sign your completed form
  • Bring the application form to any UTAS Library
  • Bring supporting documentation : Photo ID, proof of enrolment or membership to another university & evidence of current address

Borrowers can:

Borrowers can't:

  • Access electronic resources off campus
  • Borrow 2 hour and 24 hour Reserve items
  • Access Document Delivery Service or the Flexible Library Service
  • Access the internet and printing through the University of Tasmania network

How many books can I borrow?

No. of items  Loan periodRenewals 
2528 days 3

Conditions

By registering and signing your Borrower card you:

  • Accept the conditions described in Rule 101 Library Rules (PDF 47KB) and Ordinances (PDF 22.7KB)
  • Accept responsibility for any costs for replacing or repairing library items lost or damaged by you
  • Agree to advise us if you change your address
  • Agree to advise us of any change in circumstances to those that allowed your membership

Further information on borrowing

Current students and staff from TasTAFE may join the University Tasmania Library free of charge.

To join

Complete the  application form (PDF 635KB) ensuring that you:

  • Provide your TasTAFE email address and nominate a four digit Library PIN
  • Read the Library Rules attached
  • Print and sign your completed form, and have it authorised by your TasTAFE Librarian
  • Your TasTAFE Librarian will scan and email your application to the UTAS Library
  • Cost: No fee charged

Alternatively you can bring a completed authorised application and your TasTAFE ID card to one of the following Libraries:

TasTAFE Borrowers can:

  • Request items and borrow from any UTAS Library
  • Use current TasTAFE ID card to borrow items from any UTAS Library
    Request a scan of a chapter, extract or article from a print item
  • Access some electronic resources when visiting the library in person
  • Obtain a reusable photocopy card at the desk, scanning is available in some libraries

TasTAFE Borrowers can't:

  • Access electronic resources off campus
  • Borrow 2 hour and 24 hour Reserve items
  • Access Document Delivery Service, Bonus + or the Flexible Library Service
  • Access the internet and printing through the University of Tasmania network

How many books can I borrow?

No. of items  Loan periodRenewals 
2528 days 3

Conditions


By registering and signing your application form you:

  • Accept the conditions described in Rule 101 Library Rules (PDF 47KB) and Ordinances (PDF 22.7KB)
  • Accept responsibility for any costs for replacing or repairing library items lost or damaged by you
  • Agree to advise us if you change your address
  • Agree to advise us of any change in circumstances to those that allowed your membership

Further information on borrowing

University of Tasmania Library offers Members of the Royal Society of Tasmania borrower membership.

To Join

Complete the online application form (PDF 635KB) ensuring that you:

  • Read the Library Rules attached
  • Print and sign your completed form
  • Bring the application form to any UTAS Library
  • Bring supporting documentation - Photo ID & evidence of current address,  
  • Cost: No fee charged

Royal Society of Tasmania  Borrowers can:

Royal Society of Tasmania Borrowers can't:

  • Access electronic resources off campus
  • Borrow 2 hour and 24 hour Reserve items
  • Access Document Delivery Service, Bonus + or the Flexible Library Service
  • Access the internet and printing through the University of Tasmania network

How many books can I borrow?

No. of items Loan periodRenewals
2528 days 3

Conditions

By registering and signing your Borrower card you:

  • Accept the conditions described in Rule 101 Library Rules (PDF 47KB) and Ordinances (PDF 22.7KB)
  • Accept responsibility for any costs for replacing or repairing library items lost or damaged by you
  • Agree to advise us if you change your address
  • Agree to advise us of any change in circumstances to those that allowed your membership


Further information on borrowing

University of Tasmania Library offers staff, research associates and volunteers of the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (QVMAG) borrower membership.

To Join

Complete the online application form (PDF 635KB) ensuring that you:

  • Read the Library Rules attached
  • Print and sign your completed form
  • Bring the application form to any UTAS Library
  • Bring supporting documentation - Photo ID, evidence of current address and proof of current employment or volunteering status with TMAG or QVMAG
  • Cost: No fee charged

TMAG and  QVMAG staff, research associate and volunteer borrowers can:

TMAG and  QVMAG staff, research associate and volunteer borrowers cant:

  • Access electronic resources off campus
  • Borrow 2 hour and 24 hour Reserve items
  • Access Document Delivery Service, Bonus + or the Flexible Library Service
  • Access the internet and printing through the University of Tasmania network

How many books can I borrow?

No. of items Loan period Renewals
25 28 days 3

Conditions

By registering and signing your Borrower card you:

  • Accept the conditions described in Rule 101 Library Rules (PDF 47KB) and Ordinances (PDF 22.7KB)
  • Accept responsibility for any costs for replacing or repairing library items lost or damaged by you
  • Agree to advise us if you change your address
  • Agree to advise us of any change in circumstances to those that allowed your membership


Further information on borrowing

Former UTAS Staff use of the University of Tasmania Library

  • Former UTAS staff are welcome to visit our libraries during opening hours
  • You are welcome to view our print resources within the Library
  • Some electronic resources are accessible when visiting the Library in person
  • All libraries offer photocopying and scanning facilities are available in some libraries
  • If you would like to borrow you can join as a Former UTAS Staff Borrower, if you were employed continuously for 10 years

To Join

Complete the online application form (PDF 635KB) ensuring that you:

  • Read the Library Rules attached
  • Print and sign your completed application form
  • Bring the application form to any University of Tasmania Library
  • Bring supporting documentation -  Photo ID & evidence of your current address

Former UTAS Staff Borrowers can:

Former UTAS Staff Borrowers can't:

  • Access electronic resources off campus
  • Borrow 2 hour and 24 hour Reserve items
  • Access Document Delivery Service, Bonus + or the Flexible Library Service
  • Access the internet and printing through the University of Tasmania network

How many books can I borrow?

No. of items  Loan period Renewals 
25 28 days  3

Conditions

By registering and signing your Borrower card you:

  • Accept the conditions described in Rule 101 Library Rules (PDF 47KB) and Ordinances (PDF 22.7KB)
  • Accept responsibility for any costs for replacing or repairing library items lost or damaged by you
  • Agree to advise us if you change your address
  • Agree to advise us of any change in circumstances to those that allowed your membership


Further information on borrowing